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More on Intemperate Texting in Family Law

I have written in the past that the intemperate and unrestrained use of text messages can get you into trouble if you are going through a separation, divorce, or child custody battle. In […]

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Should Family Law Compensate for Mental Distress?

In Canadian law, the word “tort” is the collective term for an array of conduct that is not normally associated with Family Law – things like fraud, conspiracy, assault, defamation.    And whereas Family […]

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Is Support Ever Too Little to Bother Pursuing?

Last week I discussed a few Ontario cases in which a court had seen fit, in light of a spouse’s pre-existing lavish lifestyles and needs, to order the other spouse to pay very […]

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Should You Use the Family Courts for Revenge?

I came across an Ontario case recently that piqued my interest.  Although it’s from more than a decade ago, the lesson to be taken from it is still just as valid today. In […]

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Monthly Support: Is $20K Too Much? How About $175K?

Human nature being what it is, if you are the one paying spousal or child support you will likely be unhappy with whatever amounts you have been court-ordered to pay. But what if […]

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What's in the FRO's Enforcement Arsenal?

As we have discussed in a prior article, in Ontario the Family Responsibility Office (FRO) is tasked with assisting child and spousal support recipients whose former spouses have defaulted or fallen behind on […]

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If You Quit Work for Health Reasons, Are You Off the Hook for Support?

As many of you already know from our previous articles on spousal support, your obligation to pay support is tied to several important factors – among them your Ex’s need for support, together […]

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Does Receiving An Inheritance Affect Your Support Obligations?

In the course of the average lifetime, it will usually not be often that you find yourself inheriting significant sums of money after a loved one or close friend has died. Still, the […]

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Keeping the Holidays Happy — Child Custody and Access Tips

We all want to have the idyllic holiday season:  picture-perfect family gatherings, children playing merrily, chestnuts roasting by an open fire. But in all-too-many Canadian households, the picture is less than perfect because […]

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